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Breast reconstructive surgery: Providing options for women

This is a story about four women who faced breast cancer and emerged stronger in spirit and wiser from experience. For each woman, undergoing...

Early fetal ultrasound service detects potential prenatal problems earlier

Recently, Ayelet Lahat visited the new Toronto Centre for Early Fetal Ultrasound at the Perinatal and Gynaecology Department of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre for...

Misericordia: Empowering staff to live our mission

They say our history shapes our future. To understand the vibrant health centre Misericordia is today, one has to look no further than our...

Teenage boy youngest North American recipient of world’s smallest heart pump

What seemed like a case of the flu turned out to be a serious life-threatening illness for Sikander Sahota, a 13 year-old Metro Vancouver...

Midwives play integral role in the health-care system

Before midwives were regulated in Ontario, they practiced without hospital privileges. But not anymore. Today, over 60 midwifery clinics provide care to women and...

Mount Sinai gives hope to women with pelvic problems

Sally Jenkins* always thought that incontinence was a problem of the elderly. That is until she started suffering from urinary incontinence after childbirth, around...

Chipping away one day at a time

When faced with a challenge, we can retreat and hope for the best or we can use every available tool to embrace the new...

Navigating the breast cancer journey and beyond

A diagnosis of breast cancer is not easy to absorb. For most, this emotionally devastating news is immediately followed by a barrage of tests...

Playing Wii helps rehab patients get back in the game of life

A right and then a left and he’s down for the count. For the second time in a row Elizabeth Bofki has gone 10...

St. Joseph’s takes aim at shaken baby syndrome

The smallest, most vulnerable patients at St. Joseph’s Health Care, London are the focus of an innovative program aimed at reducing the incidence of...

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